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Executive Government: Executive Decision Making
Learners make executive decisions. In this Social Studies lesson, students explore the concept of executive decisions through a game of chess. Learners role play a year-level formal plan and implementation.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Financial Crises, Reform, and Central Banking: Establishing the Federal Reserve
From the First and Second Banks of the United States to the founding of the Federal Reserve, discover how the American nation attempted to reform its financial history throughout the years.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Three Branches of Government
Middle schoolers complete a unit on the three branches of government. They compare/contrast the three branches of government, write a letter or e-mail to an executive in the Federal Government, and develop outlines for historical documents.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 66 Views 265 Downloads
The Fiscal Cliff
What is the fiscal cliff, what does it imply, and why are some people fearful of it? This video uses President Obama's proposed budget proposal of 2013 and that of republicans to provide a context for understanding the fiscal cliff. The federal budget, GDP, and the Bush tax cuts are also breiefly reviewed by the presenter.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Create a City
What is the purpose of a city charter? What services do local governments provide to their citizens? Is there an ideal way for citizens to behave? Approach these often overlooked yet important questions with your class members by having them work in groups to design their own new cities.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Quantitative Easing Explained
Dig deeper into the financial crisis of 2008 in the United States and actions taken by the federal government, including the bailouts and purchase of institutions as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to bolster financial market conditions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Practice Test: The Constitution and Democracy
Here is a standard multiple-choice test that covers important democratic events and institutions in the history of the United States. Topics covered include federalism, organization and contents of the Constitution, and major Supreme Court cases.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars brainstorm and vote on a set of classroom rules that is signed and displayed in the classroom.
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History 65 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Constitution Lectures 3: The Powers of Government
Break down the powers of the government as they are stated in the US Constitution. Older learners will have a lot to think about as they listen to this lecture on the three branches of the US government and the powers each holds. Primary source quotes, supreme court cases, and the Articles of the Constitution are the basis of the arguments posed in this lecture.
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
New Review What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small groups identifying and illustrating the five purposes of the US Constitution as described in the Preamble.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 15 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism
Check out this entertaining, speedy, and highly informative overview of the founding stages of the United States government. The video includes a detailed discussion of the limitations of the Articles of Confederation, the eventual creation of the Constitution and its allocations for congressional makeup and branches of government, and how ratification of the Constitution essentially helped to clarify the political ideology of the American people.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Review Game: Governing the People
Who does what in the US government? If your class has a handle on the basics of local, state, and federal government, then reviewing with a game will be great fun. They answer 12 different questions that cover topics such as, governors, presidency, and judges.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Banking 12: Treasuries (government debt)
Taking viewers through the process of creating a reserve bank (Federal Reserve), Sal introduces the idea of government involvement in modern banking. Additionally, he explains the obligation of the government to cover the reserves, and why bonds issued by the government are risk-free.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
I'm The Taxman!
Students develop an understanding of how federal revenues are gained by taxes. This foundation enable students to decipher changes in federal tax policy. Groups of students study different types of taxes and prepare presentations on each one.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 80 Downloads
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Federal Court System
Young scholars research the branches of government. In this federal court system instructional activity, students use internet research and NoteFolio technology to research the structure and purpose of the federal courts. In groups of three, they create a record of an assigned court system and create timelines.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 37 Downloads
Counties and Municipalities: What’s the Difference?
What is the difference between a county and a city? Using information they've gathered from a well-organized presentation and engaging role play, learners distinguish the kinds of government services each type of local government provides, as well as the ways in which they exercise their unique authority.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable